Just when you think the stupid party was out, they pull themselves back in. Two more Republican senators have declared they will not vote for the – admittedly subpar – Obamacare replacement, leaving the Obamacare train wreck the law of the land.
GOP Sens. Jerry Moran (Kansas) and Mike Lee (Utah) announced on Monday night they will not support taking up a bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare, effectively blocking the legislation.
“This closed-door process has yielded the [bill], which fails to repeal the Affordable Care Act or address healthcare’s rising costs. For the same reasons I could not support the previous version of this bill, I cannot support this one,” Moran said.
Illustrating the difficulty for Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lee argued the measure is not conservative enough, tugging in the opposite direction from moderates.
For the record, I really like Mike Lee and believe he is a solid conservative. Unfortunately, he is one of a small group of conservatives bobbing inside a circling school of sharks. The smart thing, in my view, at least, would be to take the president’s advice and immediately repeal Obamacare, then work on the replacement. Instead, Obamacare is still alive and well, and the people – read: voters – are suffering.